Work Year: 173 days;4 Day School Week
Reports To: Principal
Pay Range: Certified Salary Schedule
Union Colony Schools involve students in educational experiences that prepare them to excel in college or other
post-secondary educational endeavors.
The vision of Union Colony Schools is to provide an educational program, Kindergarten through Twelfth grade, that
recognizes and attends to the many and unique needs of its students. The Schools will assure each student the opportunity
to reach their full potential intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically, while developing a love of and respect for
learning. The vision encourages each student to become compassionate, productive and contributing members of society
with high academic and moral standards which are sustained by a commitment to excellence in all aspects of school life.
SUMMARY: Creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal
growth; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed
to provide a good foundation for preparation for college, vocational school or acquiring employment, in accordance with
each student’s ability; and establishing good relationships with parents and with other staff members
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements of duties, responsibilities,
frequency, and percentages are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals
assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities
required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary
depending upon building assignments and other factors.
- Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, and music to students in a
classroom using approved Union Colony curriculum and any other appropriate learning activities.
- Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and
procedures of the school district.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order
to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student with the identified objectives.
- Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Demonstrate subject matter concepts and examples using models, projector, computers, or any other standard or
approved teacher-prepared instructional aides.
- Explains learning objectives and student expectations.
- Provides opportunities when needed for individualized and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the
needs of the students. Differentiates instruction and curriculum to meet individual student needs.
- Provides opportunities for student goal setting, reflection and self-assessment.
- Uses assessment to improve learning and instruction.
- Sets behavior expectations and consequences that are clear and consistently enforced.
- Participates in functional behavior assessments and in the development of intervention and support plans of
individual students as necessary and required.
- Assumes responsibility for instruction, duties, supervision of students, and required meetings at designated times.
- Utilizes grading patterns that are fairly administered and based on identified criteria.
- Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
Maintains and submits accurate and complete records as required.
- Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss student’s progress and interpret the
school program. Interacts with students, staff and parents in a positive and professional manner.
- Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students
solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
- Establish rapport with students and provides a pleasant, safe, and orderly climate conducive to learning.
- Actively participate in full implementation of the School Improvement Plan.
- Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and school and
self-selected professional growth activities.
- Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Executive Director, and Union Colony Board.
- Union Colony uses, Faculty Council, a site based decision making model. The certified teacher must be able to
work in a cooperative team effort with adults and contribute to the total school climate. Each member of the
Faculty Council is expected to attend all scheduled meetings as per employment contracts.
- Extra-curricular assignments could include coaching, sponsorship, and/or supervision of clubs/activities.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
- Bachelor's degree plus additional coursework required for certification or licensure.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS:
- Colorado Department of Education Teacher License
- ESL endorsement
- READ ACT certification; applies only to K-3, intervention, and cld staff
Note: As a Colorado Charter School exceptions to certifications can be made.
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally
required to stand; walk or sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. There are no specific
vision abilities required by this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use interpersonal skills. Frequently required
to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate and negotiate. Occasionally
required to copy and compile.
How to apply
Please apply online at www.unioncolonyschools.org